“I HAVE SPREAD MY DREAMS UNDER YOUR FEET. TREAD SOFTLY BECAUSE YOU TREAD ON MY DREAMS”. WHERE VISUAL ART MEETS VERBAL ART: CONSTANTIN BRÂNCUȘI AND W.B. YEATS

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

Roughly speaking, Constantin Brâncuși and William Butler Yeats lived approximately in the same period, Brâncuși, 19 of February 1876 – 16 March 1957 and Yeats, 13 of June 1865 – 28 of January 1939. They were, we may say, contemporary for some time. We do not know, for sure, if the two ever met, but we do know that Yeats knew Brâncuşi’s work through Ezra Pound. In his work, A Vision, the result of his wife’s automatic writing, as the poet himself claimed, Yeats referred to Brâncuși and precisely, this reference made me look for similarities and differences between the …


THE ‘INSTANT MIX’ OF PERCEPTION IN THE POETRY OF THE NEW YORK SCHOOL

Posted On Feb 22 2017 by

“The poem is at last between two persons instead of two pages”, Frank O’Hara wrote in his 1959 poetry manifesto. Personism, the term he used to designate his vision on poetry, referred to the personal in a way that was not very different in essence from Eliot’s repudiation of it, but which can be seen as a counter reaction to the Confessional school that was emerging at about the same time. While the latter brought into the poem the mental disorders, sufferings and psychological peculiarities of its poets, the New York school preferred to mould the urban sensitivity of its …


RE-IMAGINING ART IN EKPHRASTIC POETRY

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

The close relationship that can be established between poetry and painting may be studied in the evolution of the concept of ekphrasis, a Greek rhetorical term originally used to refer to a descriptive passage in writing. In recent times, however, the meaning of the term has narrowed gradually, being limited, first, to visual descriptions and then to the description of a real or imagined work of visual art. In this paper, we focus on the ways in which ekphrastic poems simultaneously depend on and enhance the life of the paintings by which they are inspired. This is a process by …


(Română) ÊTRE DE DISCOURS/ÊTRE DU MONDE OU DIALOGUE DE MONSIEUR AVEC MONSIEUR DANS LE THÉÂTRE DE TARDIEU

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Contemporary with the theater of the absurd, the dramatic creation of Jean Tardieu oscillates between the empty space, the zero degree of the theatrical writing (as in his poem to play Voix sans personne) and the representation of the being of the world struggling with the being of the speech (as it appears in Monsieur Moi, ou Dialogue de Monsieur avec un brillant partenaire). We will try to capture the mechanisms by which, under the pen of the author of the Théâtre de chambre, the theatrical signs build an anamorphic mirror because the language (La comédie du langage), adopting the …